It’s day 63 of the lockout, and the two sides seem to be no closer to a deal that would have even a shortened season back in play by January 1st.
Both sides have been balking at the idea that those they represent should be the ones to fold.
With Donald Fehr fighting for the purposed rights of the players, Gary Bettman is the steadfast voice for the owners.
The Vancouver Sun reported on November 17th that a proposal was issued for the two sides to be once more taking a break from negotiations for two weeks.
If the negotiations do not resume before November 30th, there will be more games cut from the season.
At the beginning of November, Gary Bettman cancelled the Winter Classic (NHL.com). If more games need to be cancelled, the next big attraction to be cancelled will be the All-Star Game.
There are a number of fans who feel that this game is no longer relevant in the NHL of today. There are others, including sponsors who helped the NHL see record earnings in the 2011-12 season, who disagree.
Should the All-Star game get cancelled, the owners will lose out not only on the money brought in by th ...
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